The Midas DL32 Digital Stage Box is the perfect solution for connecting the on-stage signal with the front of house (FOH).
The DL32 provides 32 MIDAS PRO Series remote-controllable mic pre amps, along with 16 balanced analogue XLR returns at the stage end – all in a single Cat 5e cable with a maximum stretch of 100m (328”).
When used as part of a complete M32 system, two DL32 stage boxes can be cascaded via the built-in AES50 ports, providing connectivity for any number up to 64 mic/line inputs, 32 balanced outputs and the ULTRANET port allows direct connection to TURBOSOUND iQ Series loudspeakers and the BEHRINGER POWERPLAY P-16 Personal Monitoring System, which can feed up to 48 individual monitor mixers. There is also 2 optical ADAT sockets and AES3 (AES/EBU) for connecting to outboard devices, a convenient USB port for system updates via PC, plus MIDI I/O for lighting systems and sound module control.
The DL32 has been designed to work seamlessly with the MIDAS M32 Digital Mixing Console, but any mixing board with AES50 networking capability can still tap quickly in to the DL32’s powerful feature set. For example the DL32 can link easily to a XL48 and create a high-performance, lightweight 32 x 16 digital snake with full remote preamp control.
The world-renowned engineers at KLARK, TEKNIK, MIDAS, TURBOSOUND and BEHRINGER have all brought their genius together to create the truly innovative ULTRANET. This revolutionary technology can seamlessly transmit up to 16 independent channels of 24-bit digital audio and control data via a single CAT5 cable running between compatible devices including mixers, I/O stage boxes, powered speakers and also personal monitoring systems. The advantages recognised world-wide through ULTRANET digital networking versus traditional analogue methods include: audio signals are impervious to Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), signal cross talk is eliminated, plus ease of use translates directly in to a significant amount of time saved in system set up and installation prior to performance.
This KLARK TEKNIK superMAC (AES50-Complient) technology gives the DL32 its high-capacity, ultra-low latency digital interconnectivity, as well as superbly simple deployment and a user-friendly high-end environment.
The KLARK TEKNIK engineers have worked intricately with the MIDAS engineers to ensure that the DL32 meets, ney –exceeds the requirements of all live entertainers and the entertainment industry and the professional audio engineers there within.
The main features of the Midas DL32 Digital Stage Box include:
- 32 Award-winning MIDAS PRO microphone preamplifiers with switchable +48 phantom power
- 16 Electronically balanced low impedance line level outputs
- ULTRANET personal monitoring system connectivity for in-ear applications
- Dual ADAT outputs for use in splitter mode and stand-alone digital multicore applications
- Two AES-3 ports (AES/EBU) e.g for directly connecting PA system controllers with digital inputs
- Remote operation up to 100m via CAT5/5e cabling
- All settings are programmable from front panel controls or console
- Status indicator LEDs on front panel
- MIDI In/Out for bidirectional communication between FOH console and on-stage MIDI devices
- Features Neutrik etherCON AES50 and ULTRANET network ports
- Rugged 3U rackmount chassis for durability in portable applications
- Auto-ranging universal switch-mode power supply
- Mute-All-Inputs function for quietly patching any inputs on stage
- 48 Bidirectional audio channels over Cat 5e cable (48kHz)
- 24 Bidirectional audio channels over Cat 5e cable (96 kHz)
- Single cable duplex interconnection for audio data transmission
- High channel count and ultra-low deterministic latency
- Accurate phase-aligned clock distribution
- Comprehensive error detection and management
- Provision for redundant networking
- Minimal configuration – total ease of deployment and use
- Ethernet TCP/IP protocol auxiliary data channel
- Royalty-free implementations available as Xilinx FPGA cores
- OEM modules available from developer partners
- Designed and engineered in England